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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: if we both own the house.and we get a divorce and I keep the house do I pay him for keeping it?
Rahlita D. Thornton
Rahlita D. Thornton answered on Dec 13, 2019

It depends on whether you have any equity in the property. If not, then if there is a mortgage the person keeping the house will have to be responsible for continuing the payments. Hope this helps. 888-343-4529.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce and Family Law for Arkansas on
Q: I am going through a divorce. MY spouse and I have had 3 sexual encounters but he tells me not to tell anyone, why?/

We have no "video" proof, but some texts where we have met or driving to meet eachother, texts as well saying he cant stop thinking of me since he saw me the night before...

Dustin A. Duke
Dustin A. Duke answered on Dec 12, 2019

One of the requirements for divorce is that you are separated from your spouse. Generally that means that you are no longer having a sexual relationship. If you all are still having sex, it could prevent you and your spouse from obtaining a divorce. Hope this helps.

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: how old does the child have to be to be able to choose which parent he/she chooses to live with ?
Michael Glynn Busby Jr
Michael Glynn Busby Jr answered on Dec 12, 2019

At 12 the court must interview a child 12 years and older. It is called a preference. Judge does not have to do what the child has requested. But the court can interview children at any age, it is just discretionary

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Texas on
Q: If I am going through a divorce and don’t have funds to pay for a lawyer, what are my options?

Can I have my husband pay for my lawyer or are there certain requirements to be eligible for that? I’m open to any references of reasonably priced attorneys that might offer a payment plan or if you know of any legal aid, I would appreciate it

Michael Glynn Busby Jr
Michael Glynn Busby Jr answered on Dec 11, 2019

You can ask for you husband to pay lawyer fees, interium and final, depending on your resources, you may get them. It is a balancing act. If you are employed and have access to credit, maybe not, depends on size of estate, waste, experts maybe needed

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oregon on
Q: How do I go about posting in Sonoma CA for divorce? I am from Or and I've already taken care of posting here but no CA

I am getting a divorce in Or. No one in Ca seems to know the steps to posting which the judge had orderd it. Please help. No children ot assets

Joanne Reisman
Joanne Reisman answered on Dec 11, 2019

First you need to clarify what you mean by posting? I don't really know what you're talking about but I would guess that it's something like posting a notice because you couldn't find the person to serve him or her. I would never use posting as a form of substituted service. The primary form of... Read more »

4 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Divorce and Family Law for Florida on
Q: How can I get my child back from my child father?

I let my daughter go with her father for the weekend he was suppose to bring her back instead he decided to withdraw her from daycare, block my number and any attempt for me to contact my child. I filed for divorce soon after this happened but hes still not allowing me to see her its been 4 weeks... Read more »

Rand Scott Lieber
Rand Scott Lieber answered on Dec 11, 2019

You need to apply to the court on an emergency basis regarding timesharing. Try to consult with a local family lawyer.

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2 Answers | Asked in Child Support, Divorce, Family Law and Legal Malpractice for Georgia on
Q: There's a mistake on my final divorce decree is it still Legal it's a written mistake

I was unable to get a lawyer I've been a stay at home mom since I was 6mo prego our son is 3 he filed I couldn't afford council so he was awarded primary custody we have joint custody there was mental verbal emotional and some physical abuse and he cheated and I have proof of everything which I was... Read more »

Homer P Jordan IV
Homer P Jordan IV answered on Dec 10, 2019

What is the mistake? There are details to your case that we would need to know in order to provide you with guidance. You should consult with an attorney who can review the facts in detail and present you with the options and guidance. -Homer P. Jordan IV, Esq. 404-620-1558

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce, Foreclosure and Real Estate Law for Massachusetts on
Q: My ex wife’s mortgage is in my name, if she stops paying the mortgage will it hurt my credit?

She’s responsible for all costs associated with the home per the divorce decree. I have a perfect credit score and I really don’t want this to screw things up. She hasn’t paid it in 2 months. I’m really not sure how to go about this.

Timothy E. Angley
Timothy E. Angley answered on Dec 10, 2019

Short answer: Yes, it will hurt your credit. If your name is on the mortgage and it is being reported to the credit agencies, then as soon as that mortgage is reported as late that will be a ding on your credit. You can dispute your responsibility for the expenses with the agencies, but until... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Child Custody and Divorce for Texas on
Q: Change a geographic restriction if the added location would actually be closer to the non-custodial parent?

I have primary custody of our one child and our divorce decree geographic restriction only includes 2 counties.

The county I want to move to is not one of the 2, but does border both counties in the order.

The county I want added is actually closer to my ex’s current residence... Read more »

Tammy Lyn Wincott
Tammy Lyn Wincott answered on Dec 10, 2019

Consult with a family law attorney regarding the actual language in your order. Sometimes the order refers to specific counties but also speaks of contiguous (bordering) counties.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: Who can I get a divorce from someone I don't know where they are at. Haven't seen this person in 5 years
Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Dec 10, 2019

Assuming the someone you want to divorce is your spouse which by definition is the only person you can divorce, then you will need to do a diligent search to locate a good address for him. The best place to start is to inquire of his family and friends and maybe do a search of social media such as... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for North Carolina on
Q: I want to divorce someone but I haven't seen this person in 5 years and don't know where he is at . what can I do ?

He moved out of town in 2014

Amanda Bowden Houser
Amanda Bowden Houser answered on Dec 10, 2019

Assuming the someone you want to divorce is your spouse which by definition is the only person you can divorce, then you will need to do a diligent search to locate a good address for him. The best place to start is to inquire of his family and friends and maybe do a search of social media such as... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Child Custody, Child Support and Divorce for Georgia on
Q: If both parents are fine with joint legal and physical custody, will there still be a child support declaration?

We coparent just fine in my opinion and we spend the same amount of time and money with our children wether separate or together.

Priscilla T. Upshaw
Priscilla T. Upshaw answered on Dec 10, 2019

Not necessarily. However, it is important to contact an attorney who can provide you with a tailored response, in light of your specific circumstances. I think it is great that you all have been able to come up with solutions that work for the whole family, without court intervention.... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Tennessee on
Q: How much does it usually cost for a uncontested divorce? If both parties aren't wanting to divide anything.
Paul E. Tennison
Paul E. Tennison answered on Dec 10, 2019

I recommend you try Googling this. Another good option is to call several local attorneys and ask how much they typically charge. Keep in mind if either party later decides to contest anything that will make the case cost significantly more for both sides.

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: I am getting a uncontested divorce we are in our 90waiting period. We both have agreed that I get the house.

We had our mediator include this in our papers to file. If I go ahead and refinance do we have to redo those papers before our hearing?

Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Dec 9, 2019

The real issue is whether you are both on the original mortgage, or if you are going to be on the new mortgage alone. The quick answer: If you document the agreement with your spouse that he agrees to you refinancing the mortgage, there is no problem. He can sign his portion of the house to you in... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Maryland on
Q: I want to file for divorce in MD but I don’t have my husband’s address, do I need it when I file?
Jac E. Knust
Jac E. Knust answered on Dec 9, 2019

There is some reason that you believe he is a Maryland resident. You could use his work address his last name and home address etc. but you should indicate some address on your pleadings because you need to convince the court that he is a Maryland resident. You may not be absolutely certain of the... Read more »

2 Answers | Asked in Divorce, Family Law, Child Custody and Child Support for Illinois on
Q: RELOCATION

IF THE FATHER HAS NOT MADE CHILD SUPPORT PAYMENTS OR SEEN THE KIDS IN OVER A YEAR CAN I RELOCATE IF I HAVE AN EVICTION NOTICE CAN I LEAVE STATE WITH EXTENDED FAMILY ?

James G. Ahlberg
James G. Ahlberg answered on Dec 9, 2019

Not without a court order giving you permission. It's more complicated than it sounds -- don't try to do it without a lawyer's help. While you're in court you should consider asking the judge to hold your ex in contempt for not paying child support.

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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Louisiana on
Q: What does pending rule for periodic spousal support mean?
Ellen Cronin Badeaux
Ellen Cronin Badeaux answered on Dec 9, 2019

It means someone is asking for a hearing on periodic spousal.support.

2 Answers | Asked in Arbitration / Mediation Law, Child Support, Divorce and Family Law for Texas on
Q: As a dad that has been divorced for 3 years, I have questions on my rights because it seems like i have none.

my son lived with me for 2 years and I did not recieve any financial help from the mother. Now he lives with her and the Attorney general is taking more than 50% of my paycheck to pay back what they think I owe for the 2 years he was with me. I have zero problem paying my child support I just cant... Read more »

Jon R. Boyd
Jon R. Boyd answered on Dec 9, 2019

I understand.

You really need to just talk to a lawyer for an hour, let me/him/her read your prior order, answer your questions and make recommendations.

I've been helping Fathers for 25 years. I'd be glad to help if you want to call me office and set up a time to confer....
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1 Answer | Asked in Divorce for Oklahoma on
Q: How much is a divorce ?
Brian Boeheim
Brian Boeheim answered on Dec 8, 2019

It depends on a lot of things. Whether their are children involved. The amount of assets (houses, cars, retirement accounts). It also depends on how many things your and your to-be ex agree on these issues already. Most attorneys will ask for a retainer or $1500 to $2500 and they will bill off... Read more »

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